Mackenzie Phillips’ half-sister, actress Bijou Phillips, says she knew early on out about the incestuous relationship between Mackenzie and their dad John Phillips. But she questions Mackenzie’s decision to reveal the devastating news to the public.
“When I was 13, Mackenzie told me that she had a consensual sexual relationship with our father,” Bijou tells ET. “This news was confusing and scary, as I lived alone with my father since I was 3, I didn’t know what to believe and it didn’t help that shortly there after Mackenzie told me it didn’t happen. Mackenzie’s history with our father is hers, but also clouded with 30 years of drug abuse. I hope she can come to terms with this and find peace.
“The life I had with my father was very different.,” she continues. “He was Mr. mom, encouraging and loving. The man that raised me would never be capable of doing such things, and if he was, it is heartbreaking to me to think that my family would leave me alone with him. I understand Mackenzie’s need to come clean with a history she feels will help others, but its devastating to have the world watch as we try and mend broken fences, especially when the man in question isn’t here to defend himself.”